Even though I haven't quite reached my 42 birthday, my hormones have been getting wackier and wackier over the last couple of years. For about 8 months I've been having hot flashes. Not fun, but totally manageable for me. I just grab up whatever's near by and fan myself wildly for the minute or two it occurs, then life goes on.
Then I started having night sweats!
VERY not fun.
Being awakened several times a night feeling like you are in the pits of Hades simply does not make for a well-rested, happy person come morning!